School of Education

Opportunities for All

The University of Redlands’ School of Education strives to create opportunities for all. This work asks us to engage our hearts, believe in the capabilities of every person, and create the conditions that allow people to dream of a better life.

You seek to improve equity in classrooms and school districts, be it helping struggling students, assisting teachers toward greatness, ensuring every school is capable of creating transformative learning experiences, or increasing access to a college education so that students’ dreams might become reality.

As you think about your place in the world and ways you can bring about change, learn more about the School of Education’s departments and graduate programs and find information about admissions requirements and tuition.

About the University of Redlands’ School of Education

Since 1924, the University of Redlands’ School of Education has been at the forefront of preparing teachers, counselors, and administrators for educational leadership in Southern California. Our three distinct departments offer enriching academic experiences that challenge our students to become innovative scholar-practitioners guided by the ideals of equity and access.

Through intensive practical experiences paired with cutting-edge theory and a focus on educational justice in today's diverse and challenging landscape, graduates from the School of Education enter the workforce exceptionally well prepared to make a difference in the lives of their students and communities. Learn more about our mission, vision, and principles.

The Department of Teaching and Learning

Encourage change directly in the classroom by elevating diverse learning perspectives and capabilities. The School of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning equips educators to make an impact at the Pre-K-12 level. Build off your bachelor’s degree to grow what you know about teaching and instructional design while preparing to meet California’s teacher certification requirements.

Redlands Department of Teaching and Learning houses our teaching credential programs and our Master of Arts in Education, Learning and Teaching (with credential). Our full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have extensive experience as teachers in K-12 schools. Their expertise covers teacher preparation, curriculum and instruction, and special education.

  • Preliminary Teaching Credential: Multiple or Single Subject
  • Education Specialist Teacher Credential
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Learning and Teaching with Multiple or Single Subject Credential
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Learning and Teaching with Education Specialist Credential

Learn more about the academic programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Department of Leadership and Higher Education

Transform learning environments from the top down. The Department of Leadership and Higher Education’s graduate programs help you step into an administrative or director role in K-12 schools, as well as in colleges and universities. To reach this goal, programs train you to drive progress through diversity, equity, and multiculturality and foster the success of all students in the process.

The Department of Leadership and Higher Education is home to four graduate programs, including a Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Leadership for Educational Justice and three Master of Arts programs in Educational Administration and Higher Education. These programs are instructed by faculty members with experience in the fields of leadership, educational administration, and policy.

  • Master of Arts in Education (MA) in Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education (MA) in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (EdD)

Explore the degrees offered through the Department of Leadership and Higher Education.


The Department of Counseling


Gain the skills to lift up and support students and clients, and explore diversity not just as an end goal but as a problem-solving tool for today’s world. The Department of Counseling and Human Services’ graduate programs prepare you for a career of adaptive, responsive service in schools, nonprofits, and government organizations.

The School of Education's Department of Counseling and Human Services features two graduate programs in Counseling—School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling—as well as an online Master of Arts in Human Services. Faculty within this department are strongly committed to training excellent education practitioners who graduate prepared to address the needs of diverse students and clients. Our strong commitment to social justice is reflected throughout our curriculum, arranged training opportunities for students, and provided supervision and faculty mentorship.

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Education (MA) in School and College Counseling
  • Pupil Personnel Credential: School Counseling

Find out more about the programs in the Department of Counseling.

Locations and Program Formats

Earn your degree close to home and around your schedule. The School of Education holds graduate and credentialing programs at Redlands’ main campus, as well as at Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, and Marin County branch locations. Additionally, select programs are available online. Meet with one of our undergraduate admissions or graduate enrollment counselors for complete details and information about locations. Learn more about Redlands’ campuses and our available graduate education programs.


Admission Requirements


How do you see yourself making a difference in others’ lives? Whether that’s in the classroom, in an administrative or leadership capacity, or as a counselor, review all admission requirements before you apply:


Tuition and Financial Aid


Invest in your future and the far-reaching effects a social justice-centric education can have. Fifty percent of School of Education students receive scholarships, and additional forms of aid, including grants and loans, help support your endeavor.

Along with completing your application, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for all forms of financial assistance extended to graduate students. Learn more about the School of Education’s tuition, fees, and financial aid options.


Learn More About the School of Education


For any questions or additional information, contact Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Enrollment